Children deserve the BEST from our community!

It’s About Kids (IAK) is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s statewide, grassroots advocacy network. It is comprised of over 3,200 health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, policymakers, parents and other engaged citizens joined together by their concern for the well-being of Colorado’s children.

Its About Kids network is led by a dedicated group of volunteer community leaders who provide guidance and direction to their communities and to the Children’s Campaign in a variety of ways, including:

  • Voicing the unique needs and characteristics of the children in their communities
  • Engaging in regular dialogue and information exchange with Children’s Campaign policy staff to help shape and support the legislative agenda
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with policymakers and the media and their communities.

It’s About Kids is currently in 52 counties across Colorado.

Your Voice is Important


  • Support local businesses and organizations that help children
  • Sign up for KidsFlash enewsletter
  • Learn how to become an advocate
  • VOTE!
  • Write letters to legislators
  • Attend candidate forums
  • Get involved in my child’s school
  • Go to parent-teacher conferences
  • Volunteer at a child or youth-serving agency
  • Talk about Early Childhood
  • Always stop at lemonade stands
  • Hug a child today!

2019 La Plata County Fact Sheet

Kids Count Data Center

It’s About Kids Core Committee – Local Representatives

Heather Hawk, Executive Director
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County
(970) 247-0760 x 3

Libby Culver, Director of Early Childhood Programs
Durango School District 9-R
(970) 247-5411 x1468 –

Sarah Wilhelm, Research Analyst, Institutional Research,
San Juan College and Principal, SA Wilhelm Consulting
(406) 600-1692 –


* If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Heather Hawk at